Cruiser760

Cruiser760
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Joined: 01/04/2016
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Celebrity Silhouette

May 2016 - Celebrity Silhouette to Europe - Northern Europe

Could not have asked for a better vacation

First, for an early May cruise to the Baltic Capitals, we packed jackets and sweaters.  We had perfect weather for each of the six ports.  Rostock, Germany, was a sleepy but charming village.  We took a 20 minute train ride to Warnmuden, a delightful and picturesque fishing community.  Tallinn, Estonia, was the surprise; charming, ancient, quaint.  Don't miss the Seaplane Museum or the KGB Museum - both true gems.  In St. Petersburg we hired a State-authorized private tour company for the two days.  It seems that many others on the ship had several back-and-forth to the ship tours, a waste of time given the initial difficulties with their immigration system.  If you're in good physical shape, go private so you can see it all.  Helsinki, a relatively young town, was almost a disappointment after the opulence of St. Petersburg.  Stockholm has so much to offer but was the shortest port call.  If you see only one thing in Stockholm, be certain it is the Vasa Museum (but we did shake hands with the King, Queen, and President of Chile in a stroke of luck).  For Copenhagen, the final port, we used a HOHO Red Bus tour then a nice walk from the royal palace to the ship with a stop at the must-see Mermaid statue.

 

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Celebrity Reflection

December 2015 - Celebrity Reflection to Caribbean - Eastern

Celebrity Reflection Dining

Celebrity cruises do have great dining.  One night had a menu from the TV show Top Chef which was great, especially the tomato-watermelon gazpacho.  We were a family of 7 in three rooms and used our on board credit from Lynette at the specialty restaurant Qsine, and what a treat it was.  Quirky, yes.  Worth it, yes.  A larger group dining together made the whole Qsine experience great.  Each guest picked favorite items from an iPad menu and the wait staff "decided" what we would eat and in what order. Presentation was funky and fun  -- think crushed Dorito-wrapped sushi, do-it-yourself guacamole, fish and chips served in popcorn boxes, French fry towers, frost your own cupcake.  We loved Qsine and will do it again.  That said, I would not do Qsine as a couple, or even a foursome; you need a group for the full experience and variety of dishes.

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Cruiser760's Tips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - There were 6 ships in when we arrived so we were at a more remote dock making shopping and transportation more time consuming.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - The ship arrived mid-afternoon so we only had enough daylight to grab a cab to El Moro for sunset pictures. After that, a stroll back to the ship through town, with shopping, is all the time left if you have kids.
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Reflection - If you enjoy wine, sign up for the Riedel Glassware wine tasting. The difference a glass makes in the taste of wine is crazy! The cost was $17 and refunded with the purchase of 4 glasses. Having free internet, we made a quick check of Riedel on Amazon and found this a good deal.

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received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Silhouette cruise review - Could not have asked for a better vacation

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Silhouette cruise review - Could not have asked for a better vacation

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Silhouette cruise review - Could not have asked for a better vacation

reviewed their Europe - Northern Europe cruise on Celebrity Silhouette and gave it 5 stars!

added May 2, 2016 cruise on Celebrity Silhouette to their profile.

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Reflection cruise review - Celebrity Reflection Dining

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Reflection cruise review - Celebrity Reflection Dining

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Reflection cruise review - Celebrity Reflection Dining

uploaded a photo album from their Celebrity Reflection cruise on 2015-12-19

shared a quick tip for Celebrity Reflection"If you enjoy wine, sign up for the Riedel Glassware wine tasting. The difference a glass makes in the taste of wine is crazy! The cost was $17 and refunded with the purchase of 4 glasses. Having free internet, we made a quick check of Riedel on Amazon and found this a good deal."